Education and Training
The RACGP Guidelines for preventative activities in general practice (9th Edition Red Book)
supports evidence-based preventive activities in primary care. The Red Book is designed to provide the general practice team with guidance on opportunistic and proactive preventive care.
Within this publication you will also find Preventive activities over the lifecycle
charts for adults and children.
The RACGP SNAP Guide
is another publication for GPs and practice staff that will assist with preventitive care in general practice. This publication provides clinical strategies, resources, tools and referral services and is based on the best available evidence at the time of publication.
The RACGP Osteoporosis risk assessment, diagnosis and management recommendations guide
includes osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and management recommendations restricted to postmenopausal women and men aged >50 years.
My Health For Life (MH4L)
The My health for life program works with GPs and other health professionals to provide patients with a personalised program or activity to help them take manageable steps to get their health on track. Facilitators are trained health professionals, including dietitians and exercise physiologists, who have a keen interest in preventive health.
If you are looking for a referral to the My health for life program
please see the referrals tab on this page.
You can use the CAT Plus tool to find patients who may be eligible for the My Health For Life Program. To do this, please use the 'My Health for Life Recipes'
found on the PenCS website.
The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool
was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute on behalf of the Australian, State and Territory Governments as part of the COAG initiative to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Low intensity mental health services
for people with, or at risk of, mild mental illness in are now available for priority populations.
Medicare health assessments
provided by general practitioners (GPs) may be delivered using Medicare items 701 to 707 (the general, time-tiered health assessment items) and 715 (the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment). For information on other relevant item numbers head to our General Practice Funding
The RACGP SNAP webinar
discusses the 5As framework for managing patient SNAP risk factors (such as poor diet, physical inactivity and being overweight).
APNA Online Learning portal
APNA online learning offers flexible learning and courses designed specifically for primary health care nurses. Giving primary health care nurses the opportunity to keep up to date with knowledge and skills.
Cardiovascular Disease Risk - Assessment and Management
The Cardiovascular Disease Risk - Assessment and Management course
has been designed to summarise the key recommendations made in the guidelines, explore the concept of risk factors versus absolute risk and build confidence in using the online absolute cardiovascular disease risk calculator. The course will help participants to better understand the lifestyle and medication management issues for people at risk of heart attack and stroke and provide them with appropriate support in the primary care setting.
Think GP - Helping our patients get healthy
This learning activity is about how you can help your patients by facilitating their access to the NSW Ministry of Health's free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service
, with an overview of eligibility, the referral process and follow-ups. By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- understand the role of the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service within a multidisciplinary care programme for patients.
- discuss with patients their eligibility for the Service.
- refer patients to the Get Healthy Service through appropriate means.
- apply the follow-up reports received from the Service to improve quality of patient care.
Related Links & Information
My health for life
Visit the My health for life website
to do an online health check and see if you are eligible to participate in a program. My health for life can provide personalised programs and activities to help you to get your health on track. The program is delivered by qualified health professionals.
Start with an online health check
to check your risk of a chronic condition and see if you are eligible to access a program.
Osteoporosis prevention guidelines for patients
website contains information for patients about osteoporosis prevention.
is a free Queensland Government Service that provides expert advice via personal telephone coaching. You can get started by registering online.
Active & Healthy Gold Coast
City of Gold Coast’s Active & Healthy
program offers free or low cost activities and workshops targeted at all age and fitness levels. View schedules, pricing and activity details here
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health
: hosts the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other resources.
hosts a wealth of resources to assist health professionals with accessing services, current evidence-based information or best practice guidelines to support management of patients with immunisation needs.
resources and guidelines for the identification and management of communicable diseases.
: resources and information on bowel, breast, cervical, prostate and skin cancers.
: information on commissioned services and resources and links
to assist mental health practitioners support people with mental health issues.
Medicare Benefits Schedule:
information on MBS items available for prevention activities in general practice.